Parking at SCC can be a challenge; this is a given. For me, I do not mind driving up and down the rows looking for a place to park, but there is a another parking phenomenon at SCC that for some reason drives me crazy - I refer to them as the 'Paking Spot Stalkers.'
Parking Spot Stalkers….these are individuals, who sit in their cars, and lurk and sulk in the parking lot waiting for unsuspecting people making their way back to their cars. Once the stalking car spots you making your way back to your car, the stalking begins. The car lurches behind you and follows you closely in hopes of snatching your valued parking spot. For some reason, this stalking makes me feel a tad uneasy and something goes off in my head that says..'throw off the stalker.'
To throw off the Parking Spot Stalker:
- Purposely serpentine thru cars and various rows of cars just to throw the stalker off – this makes it difficult for the car to follow. Sometimes I walk slowly forward towards my car and then dramatically turn right around and head straight for the stalking car….the eye contact throws them off.
- Or I walk in a way that leads the stalking car directly to my car allowing the stalker to think he/she has an easy capture. But when I reach my car, instead of going to the driver’s side, I open the back door and grab something out of the car, shut the door and head back to the building. This usually makes the stalker a little cranky.
Okay, as I am typing this I am thinking I am nuts or need to get a new hobby or something. What do you think? Are you a parking spot stalker?